Wanaka is an ideal location for a family holiday in New Zealand. All year round there is something to please all ages, whether it is an adrenaline filled adventure or a calm, relaxing day of sightseeing.
With the help of professional guides, challenge the family and climb the world’s highest (child friendly!) waterfall cable climb. Explore beautiful Lake Wanaka on this self-guided morning of kayaking. Get off the beaten track with a family friendly 4WD tour of the spectacular West Wanaka High Country Station. Enjoy an exhilarating scenic jet boat ride, which the kids will love, followed by native bush walk. Experience true NZ wilderness.
At the end of each day, relax with a glass of pinot noir while your in-house private chef prepares the family meal. Take in your spectacular surroundings and enjoy the majestic views as the sunsets over the Southern Alps.
See our suggested itinerary below for a 5-day Family Holiday – this can be customised just for you, so please get in touch for more information.
5-Day Itinerary / Family Holiday
Day 1: Via Ferrata with Wild Wire
Day 2: Guided Kayak Trip
Day 3: 4WD Tour
Day 4: Jet Boat
Day 5: Horse Riding
One of the best adventure activities you can do with the kids, Wild Wire is a must while in Wanaka. There are numerous levels to choose from which means everyone can have a go but if you can do the full climb, you will be whisked off the top by helicopter - 'James Bond style'.
Choose from an invigorating, action packed river kayak or a calm tranquil lake trip. Either way you will see Wanaka and surrounds from a different perspective. Head out with a local guide and discover some of Wanaka’s best kept secrets.
4WD Tour through West Wanaka High Country Station, a working farm with Alpacas, cattle, red deer & sheep. A real kiwi experience with local guides full of local knowledge. Don’t forget your camera as the views are stunning.
'Jet boat on the longest and most adventurous jet boat tour in NZ' – you can’t get much better than that. Head out on to crystal clear glacial rivers for an adrenalin filled ride followed by a guided walk to see Mt Aspiring and the Glaciers. A great day out for all!
Horse Riding in the Cardrona Valley. Learn about the historic Gold Rush of the 1860s as you ride through mobs of Merino sheep. Climb to a beautiful vantage point allowing breath-taking views of Mount Cardrona and the Crown Range.
After a busy day out the last thing you want to do is cook, right? We will organise a private chef to cook you and your family a delicious meal, so you can all sit and relax, reminiscing about the amazing day you have had while Mum & Dad sip on a glass of local pinot noir.
While your private chef cooks up a storm and the kids settle in to watch a movie, why don’t you indulge in a relaxing massage in the comfort of your luxury holiday home. Enjoy some me-time and wind down for the evening.
A luxury vehicle will be awaiting your arrival at Queenstown International Airport. The choice is yours, maybe a luxury 4WD SUV or if you are travelling with teenagers maybe they would prefer a sports car. If you want a break from driving there is always the option of a personal chauffeur, just ask!
Choose from one of our fabulous luxury holiday homes located here in Wanaka. We will provide you with a selection of properties to choose from that suit your needs. All our holiday rental homes provide luxury linen, towels and eco-friendly toiletries. Some also offer movie rooms, spa pools and saunas.
Awaiting your arrival at your beautiful holiday apartment in Wanaka will be your 'Arrival Survival Pack'. This delicious welcome pack contains a 6 pack of craft beers from local brewery Ground Up, a Platter Box containing homemade delicacies such as breads, dips & cheeses and 3 bottles of the award winning Pinot Noir from Maude Wines.